Thursday, December 8, 2011

Some have asked me why I bother to knit when I have so many other things to do. This is the reason why: for the joy of seeing someone you love pull your work out of their pocket and slip it on their hands, around their neck, over their head.



What an elation last week when this little eight year old girl unknowingly wrapped herself in my love for her. Her thought was simply to warm her freezing hands! But I knew that the mitts would someday warm her freezing heart... or mine.

xo

13 comments:

Dawn said...

I love those! They're adorable...and Love-ful!

Ola said...

This is just hobby, if it relax you, why shouldn't you do it?:)

Neesie Natters said...

Every stitch weaves a loving thought from the heart.

They are so cute...your daughter's a lucky girl but then your a lucky mum xox ;D

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Mom's always have time to make more love for their family -- :) These are lovely.

TexWisGirl said...

awww! and now you've warmed our hearts too!

Meg said...

Aww, isn't it the best? That one little part of watching someone you love put on your knits makes all the time and "expense" worth it.

Marissa @Life On Our Side Of The Mountain said...

Those mitts say "LOVE"
So sweet!

Out on the prairie said...

Love the heart and your beautiful handiwork.

Randy said...

These are great. Handmade stuff is always the best.

Country Mouse Studio said...

You do such beautiful work

Pam said...

Alli, you will both be blessed with warm memories that fill any future void.
xo,
Pam

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Its the little things like knitting or cooking for the ones we love that bring us such joy. When my kids come home and I have cooked their favorite meal there is such a feeling of happiness from them. I get almost giddy

No snow yet:(

Kate @ Daffodils said...

I can't believe my mom didn't comment on this. I bet it made her cry, she feels the same way about her knits!